Friday, 20 April 2007

KM/IM Conferences Back-to-back

I notice that two premium events are happening back-to-back in London this year. The first - Knowledge & Content UK 2007, 26-27 June - is largely concerned perhaps with what some regard as more 'touchy-feely' issues like promoting a knowledge sharing culture and organizational learning, although the Content Management stream does sail fairly close to our territory with themes like Navigation vs. search: addressing the entire scope of information access needs.

If you've not had enough of listening and networking at KC-UK, then you can spend the next two days, 28-29 June at the HENRY STEWART XVIII Conference, (formerly known as the Digital Asset Management & Marketing Operations Management Symposium). Don't be put off by either the old or new title though - there are some nuggets of real interest to ISKO members.

One such is What you Need to Know About Taxonomies & Metadata, Madi Solomon (formerly of Disney), 14:20 - 15:00 on 29 June. Another is the Executive Roundtable: Professional Media Managers vs. Social Networking & Tagging, 11:00 - 12:20 on June 29. I'd really have liked to attend that last one, if only because one of the panel members is the Managing Director of my local media centre in Bristol, The Watershed (I was there last night!). But at GBP 599 for the two days and no day visitor tariff, I'm afraid I'll have to give it a miss this time round.

No comments: